Quick Hits: The Finding Purpose Edition
In Red Wings Land
Dani Probert finds strength and purpose, 10 years after death of Red Wings enforcer Bob
On July 5, 2010, Bob Probert died from a heart attack at age 45 while boating on Lake St. Clair. Since then, Dani Probert said she's found inner strength she didn't think she had and navigated a "difficult" journey and found purpose at work with help from family, friends and colleagues at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Together, they've raised $1.2 million dollars in nine years with the Bob Probert fundraising motorcycle ride.
This was a hard article to read because it’s so terrible for a family to lose a husband and a father, regardless of who he was. At the same time, it’s great to see how they are making something so positive out of the tragedy.
Around the NHL
NHL to use fan videos with team-specific cheers
The emails include guidelines from the NHL on best practices for filming, including location, sound quality and shot composition. They also discuss how to dodge potential trademark and copyright violations by "avoiding the appearance of paintings, posters, professional photography or any other art in the background" as well as avoiding "wearing apparel that shows any brands" other than those of the NHL and its teams.
I have a feeling that this will be a trainwreck in execution, but maybe I’m wrong! I do wonder if the people who came up with the guidelines to send to fans have any idea how long 30 seconds is when you are recording yourself doing a chant.
About to be a fragile 2 weeks for NHL, as teams open training camps w/o bubble environment. Wild GM Bill Guerin’s message to his team: “Stay home as much as you can, try to stay out of the bars. Just be smart. Not just for us but for the league—we want this to get off the ground”— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) July 12, 2020